A short experience post on my trip to Lieksa. The best time to explore places, towns and cities in Finland is clearly spring until autumn. My visit in the middle of September, was a cloudy and rainy day. Luckily, not too rainy for being able to walk around and explore. About Lieksa Founded in 1973,Continue reading “Lieksa”
A short experience post on our 2.5 trips to Kuopio. Why 2.5 trips you might ask. Well, it’s because our first trip to Kuopio was at the end of March when the pandemics reached its peak in Europe leading to lockdowns of shops, restaurants, etc. At the end of July the whole situation in FinlandContinue reading “Kuopio”
A short experience post on our trip to Joensuu in June. About Joensuu The city of Joensuu was founded in 1848 by the Russian Czar Nicholas I. It is the capital of North Karelia, located in Eastern Finland. More about the history. Finnish so called “cities” are very small when it comes to comparing themContinue reading “Joensuu”
With the help of Anu, who works in Hyvärilä, I was able to realize a dream. To go more North to see some reindeers. We (@volunteers_eastfinland ) spent four days in the Kuusamo area visiting these areas, Ruka, Oulanka, Hossa,.. It was a busy stay with many discoveries. The first day, after 3 hours onContinue reading “To the Conquest of the North.”
by Olga Schesler and Elisa Lambot Having a meeting of volunteers living comparable close to each other was way overdue. Because of many meetings and the need of a driver it took way longer to agree on a date to meet in March. But we have managed after all. On Friday, 13th March at 10Continue reading “Hyvärilä-Metsäkartano Volunteers Cooperation”
by Angela Dimișcă Everyday is a good day to learn about our emotions. I understood this once again, on Saturday, when I experienced one of my memorable moments here in Nurmes, the exhibition Mina tykkään nyt. There are five different rooms, each one representing an emotion and objects from our daily life have been groupedContinue reading ““Mina tykkään nyt” exhibition experience”
Can you remember the first Finnish word you heard when you arrived here? Or perhaps you didn’t pay much attention, thinking that Finnish is foreign and difficult whilst trusting the locals would surely speak English. I’m not certain about the first word I heard, it was either tervetuloa or huomenta. The first means welcome andContinue reading “Learning Finnish language”
Saturday, 31 august, we participated to the event ”Vanha Kauppala” that took place in Nurmes. From 10 ’till 15 we had the chance to visit some public places and people’s houses. It was a premiere event and we had the chance to interact with the locals in a different way.